USB Printer connected to a PC on my network, how do i find/use it with my mac?

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  1. LaSt macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2003
    China Grove
    I have a local printer connected by usb on a pc on my network, and i was wondering how i find and use this with my mac.

    I tried useing PC MACLAN on the PC, but it always said i didnt' have admistrative rights to use either of the File/print servers.

    I was loged on that comptuer as the admin.

    Is ther any other thing i could try to accomplish this?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Supposedly Panther can do this.

    According to Apple's Mac OS X website, Panther has this capability. Perhaps that will help? I don't know why PC MACLAN is not working for you (I used to use it before I got Mac OS X v10.2 and my PowerBook G4).
  3. Archaeopteryx macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2003
    I have no idea how setting up a remote printer on a mac works.. but on windows you go to "add new printer>remote printer>\\pcname\printer name>add" Maybe its some what like that on mac ?? Define the route tell it its remote.. and shazzam it works. :-D Windows, Because it works ;)
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    MacOS X and MacOS 9, for that matter, can print via TCP to any TCP/IP printer in the world. And it's really, really easy.
  5. hulugu macrumors 68000


    Aug 13, 2003
    the faraway towns
    Try two things:

    First, download GimpPrint an Open Source set of printer drivers, including old and new ones and also you can use CUPS (Common Unix Printer Services) which should allow you to access the printer services on Windows, then go to Safari (IE, whatever) and enter in this will take you to CUPS and allow you to add a printer and make them communicate.
  6. Viv macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2003
    Normandy, France
    Re: Try two things:

    That is so cool! thanks for that bit of info.


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